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Fresno Unified teachers demand stricter discipline

Fresno Unified teachers are demanding stricter discipline policies and increased campus safety, saying classrooms have become dangerous because student misconduct is often ignored. Teachers also say they are not notified, per state law, when students with a history of violence are placed in their class.

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Congress makes school attendance a national priority

Increasing the emphasis on getting more of the nation’s K-12 students to show up for class, the newly-approved federal education law will require Title I schools to report chronic absenteeism broken down by subgroup. The Every Student Succeeds Act, signed by President Barack Obama last week, does away with the most onerous accountability mandate on schools – adequate yearly progress – while giving states new flexibility to design and implement their own systems for measuring student performance.

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How A School’s Attendance Number Hides Big Problems

Experts call chronic absence an “unseen force” hidden behind average daily attendance figures of 90 or 95 percent that schools hail as a sign of success.

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